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Born and raised in Africa and with well over a decade of experience as an African travel specialist, Angela has extensive knowledge of many popular safari regions spanning Southern and East Africa.

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Born in South Africa, Angela spent her younger years in Johannesburg and Namibia’s Windhoek before moving to Cape Town. She started her career at Africa’s top high-end safari operators &Beyond and Wilderness Safaris, and she perfected her ability to design exceptional tailored journeys at a boutique tour operator in the Cape. We are fortunate to welcome her to the YZ team!

Expert destinations

Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe.

Recent travel experience

In late 2019, Angela travelled to Botswana and Zimbabwe during an extensive educational trip to Hwange and the Okavango Delta. Having gone solo, Angela wrote a guide on what you can expect when travelling by yourself on safari while comparing the two destinations. Also in 2019, Angela, accompanied by her husband, ventured out to Kenya to experience all the romance the country has to offer.

Angela's most memorable experience

“I have had many moments in the bush that have evoked a range of emotions – total joy, excitement, and often complete awe. Here’s a quick top three, as each evoked a different feeling:

First, there’s the first time I heard a fully grown male lion let rip, really roar from the depths of his belly, right next to our open safari vehicle. The reverberations could be felt as the vehicle shook and the sound rumbled right through my body – so powerful I will never forget it!

Then, there’s having to chase a hyena out of the kitchen at the family farm. The hyena had wandered in on a hot evening to steal scraps from the bin after our evening braai (barbeque) – I was left with jelly legs, to say the least!

But my favourite experiences in the bush have always been with wild dog – NOTHING gets the blood pumping quite like chasing a pack on a hunt. I’ve been lucky to have been able to do so a few times, but the most special experience was chasing a pack in the Savute, Botswana, and our guide stopping the vehicle abruptly – everyone on board looked very confused, as the pack had locked onto an antelope and they were in full pursuit. The guide pointed to the side of where the pack was running… and there, cowering in the long grass, was a leopard. The cat slowly snuck up the low-hanging branches of a tree as a few of the dogs ran within metres of the predator, who was trying very hard to make himself unseen and unreachable. Fortunately the dogs were fixated on their potential and eventually successful kill, and the leopard, still very alert, exited the area rapidly after the pack had passed by. It was fascinating to see the leopard, listed in the Big Five for a reason, fearful of what I believe are the most efficient and effective killers in the wilderness!”

Angela's biography

Angela was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, into a family of wildlife enthusiasts. From a young age she spent weekends on the family game farm, learning to love the wilderness. Holidays were spent in Plettenberg Bay (the star of the Garden Route), on safari in Kruger National Park, or overlanding through Zimbabwe and Botswana. During her high school years, Angela lived in Windhoek, Namibia – and with her family she explored the many landscapes the country contains.

Instilled with a passion for the wilderness and love for the diversity of cultures in Africa, on leaving school Angela studied Travel & Tourism before joining a renowned luxury safari operator in Johannesburg in 2004. After six years, Angela felt the need for a change. She spontaneously moved to the beautiful Mother City, Cape Town, where she started planning bespoke safaris, tailored to the individual, at a small safari travel company.

After seven years in the Cape, Angela married her high school sweetheart and relocated to the UK to be with her husband. She joins the team at Yellow Zebra having spent two decades in the African travel industry and having gained a broad-based knowledge of various regions in Africa and the assortment of lodges and camps available. Angela takes great care to place each client into perfectly matched spaces, to ensure that each traveller’s expectations of the safari experience are exceeded.

Client reviews

“On a personal level, Angela Hannah, was wonderful and, in fact, the entire staff that we connected with at YZ was courteous, efficient, and friendly, and they know Africa. Angela helped us hone in on what we four wanted to do and see, and tailored our itinerary for maximum enjoyment."
“Angela from Yellow Zebra and the team were absolutely amazing. She listened to what sorts of things I was interested and built up 3 amazing options for the holiday of a lifetime... When we did finally get to go, it was the most incredible trip and it couldn't have been more perfect! I absolutely can not recommend these guys enough!”
“A special thank you to Angela for keeping in regular contact as Covid regulations and requirements constantly changed in the weeks leading up to our trip. YZS is now at the top of our list of safari operators for future trips."

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Blog Posts by Angela

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